The Toolangi Estate Pinot Noir was matured in French oak for 11 months; it creeps up on you, elegantly insistent each time it is smelt and tasted, every part of the fruit, and tannins precisely locked in step with each other.
Toolangi Vineyards have a clear and seemingly simple strategy; grow and source the highest quality Yarra Valley grapes and put them in the hands of the best winemaker for each varietal. This has served Toolangi well and today it stands as one of the star wineries of the Yarra Valley. The newly released 2013 Toolangi Estate Pinot Noir is another impeccably structured, complex example of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir.
“I thought that the Yarra Valley pinot noir were enormously impressive particularly liked the aromatic qualities of most and the silken, seamless texture of many. One wine deserves special mention: 2013 Toolangi Estate Pinot Noir. At $40 a bottle, it was the lowest priced wine in the tasting and was regarded as one fo the best by both the panel and the audience. My notes describe a wine of subtle power, soft and silken with bright plum and violet characters. Its stand-out feature was its lengthy finish”
– Bob Campbell, Gourmet Traveller Wine, October/ November 2015.
“95 Points. From low-cropped estate vines; made at Oakridge Estate by David Bicknell, it was matured in French oak for 11 months; it creeps up on you, elegantly insistent each time it is smelt and tasted, every part of the fruit, and tannins precisely locked in step with each other.”
– James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2016.